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August 13, 2015

Those in Clinton's "Inner Circle" May Have Stripped Classification Markers from Documents, Illegally

Why would you do this?

I can only think of a couple of reasons, and they all involve evading the law and subpeonas.

If you can think of a non-criminal reason, let me know.

The latest revelations about top secret information traversing Hillary Clinton's private email server have triggered accusations that someone in her "inner circle" likely stripped the classification markings, illegally.

The claims come after the Clinton campaign stuck to the argument that the Democratic presidential candidate, while secretary of state, never dealt with emails that were "marked" classified at the time.

"Hillary only used her personal account for unclassified email. No information in her emails was marked classified at the time she sent or received them," campaign Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri said in a statement to supporters Wednesday.

But a State Department official told Fox News that the intelligence community inspector general, who raised the most recent concerns about Clinton's emails, made clear that at least one of those messages contained information that only could have come from the intelligence community.

"If so, they would have had to come in with all the appropriate classification markings," the official said.

The only thought I have is this:

1. Hillary knows it's illegal to view classified information on a private email system.

2. Hillary wants to view classified data.

3. Hillary also wants a private email system.

4. Therefore, Hillary instructs her minions to strip out all classified markers on emails, so she can receive them on her private email system, while claiming she didn't know they were classified, because they were not "marked" as classified.

And they weren't so marked because she told her minions to strip out such markings.

All Clinton defenses rely, ultimately, on the principle of Implausible Deniability.

Read the whole article; it notes that the act of stripping classification warnings from classified information is, itself, a felony.






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